Mastery Should Measure Success

By Charleen Earley I still have my graded essay I wrote 38 years ago – not because of the letter grade I received on that paper – but because that grade was my final grade for the class. The grade was an A and it represented my progression, not my overall, points-tallied performance for the class, which would have been a C-minus. It was a course I took at Merritt College, located in the hills of Oakland, California. I was 16 years old at the time, but let me back…

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